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by SmithAir747
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 64
Views: 1335

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

TW 747-131 MAD-JFK roundtrip 1994
BA 747-436 LHR-LAX roundtrip 2007
QF 747-438 LAX-AKL roundtrip 2010
UA 747-422 SFO-ORD one way 2010
BA 747-436 DEN-LHR roundtrip 2016

Upcoming:
BA 747-436 DEN-LHR roundtrip October 2018

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by SmithAir747
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 ... Never Forget
Replies: 49
Views: 3097

Re: 9/11 ... Never Forget

Where was I on Tuesday, 11 September 2001? I was still living at home in the Fort Wayne, IN, area. I was working at the university library at the Fort Wayne campus of both Indiana University and Purdue University (IPFW), where I had recently studied for my bachelor's and master's degrees in biology....

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by SmithAir747
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Childhood sports
Replies: 23
Views: 634

Re: Childhood sports

I didn't actually play (not physically capable or athletically inclined), but I was involved as manager of some of my high school's sports teams: tennis, golf, basketball, and baseball. In the inaugural baseball season (we didn't get our own diamond until years after I graduated), I was manager. The...

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by SmithAir747
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct potato chip flavor
Replies: 46
Views: 1186

Re: The correct potato chip flavor

My favourite potato chips I have ever had were made by Seyferts, in Fort Wayne, IN (my hometown). They had their factory in Fort Wayne. They provided the chips for the Zoo-Loo-Au zoo members' family picnic at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo every summer during my childhood. Seyferts is going out of busine...

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by SmithAir747
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19045

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

I have found something very interesting about the configuration of (most of) BA's 744s: In the most common version (including the ones assigned to the LHR-DEN route, which I'm flying in October), the World Traveller Plus (WT+) premium economy cabin is located in zone 2, sandwiched between first clas...

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by SmithAir747
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19045

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

After BA retire all their remaining 744s, I wonder what they will serve DEN with (as DEN is a daily 744 route from LHR). I flew on one two years ago, and I'm booked on one in late October this year.

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by SmithAir747
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round Headhouses
Replies: 32
Views: 2342

Re: Round Headhouses

IND's old terminal had rotundas at the ends of concourses B and C. LAX still has oval rotundas at the ends of some of its terminals (the original terminals). JFK T6 had two rotundas, and T5 (TWA Flight Center) had a guitar-shaped concourse (Flight Wing One) and the other concourse was pentagonal wit...

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by SmithAir747
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2740

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

VHS was new when I was a child (I never used a Betamax tape though); my family got their first VCR in 1985. We didn't get our first DVD player until 2003, when I went out and bought one for the family for Christmas that year (as VHS were being replaced by DVDs by then). As soon as DVD came out, VHS ...

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by SmithAir747
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2740

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

I was born in 1975, so here goes... *Checking into the hospital a full day before my operation, so they could do a full day's worth of tests, admission, everything, plus getting a tour of the operating suite and recovery room. I had lots of surgeries as a child--at a children's hospital two states a...

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by SmithAir747
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 227
Views: 14095

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

The tendency for regional flights from hubs like ORD or CLT to regional airports like FWA to get delayed or cancelled first, before mainline gets delayed or cancelled, is one reason why I no longer fly into my hometown FWA (plus the time wasted connecting, plus the cramped nature of RJs themselves a...

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by SmithAir747
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?
Replies: 48
Views: 6673

Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?

I just got back from a week in London for a dental conference. I flew UA DEN-LHR return (UA26 DEN-LHR 23 July and UA27 LHR-DEN 30 July), the nonstop DEN-LHR route recently begun by UA using a 787-8. I arrived at and departed from the new Terminal 2 ("Queen's Terminal"). It's a lovely new t...

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by SmithAir747
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early 747 lounges on upper deck?
Replies: 27
Views: 5460

Re: Early 747 lounges on upper deck?

I missed all that (I didn't start flying commercially until 1993, age 18, and my first 747 flight was in 1994 on TWA, at age 19). But I was always fascinated by the 747s back in my childhood in the 1980s and always wanted to fly one. My childhood home was full of old National Geographic magazines, w...

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by SmithAir747
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 28725

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

What is the largest size passenger plane that can be handled at the FWA terminal? Is the terminal (and its gates) too small for a TATL narrowbody or widebody, and what is the maximum aircraft door sill height and aircraft size for the jetways? Is a FIS still in future plans for the terminal? Flying ...

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by SmithAir747
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Main Cabin Extra Seating on 77W
Replies: 2
Views: 405

AA Main Cabin Extra Seating on 77W

Recently I travelled to Australia (DEN-LAX-MEL-PER on AA and QF, and PER-SYD-LAX-DEN on QF and AA). The SYD-LAX leg was on AA, and I was seated in Main Cabin Extra on their 777-300ER (77W). I noticed (both on the AA site seat map for my flight, and on the plane itself) that Main Cabin Extra seating ...

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by SmithAir747
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71286

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

In terms of future TATL service from IND, what routes and airlines do you predict--Iceland, UK, Ireland, or continental European routes? LCCs or standard carriers? For example, I wonder if London is still a possibility--either LHR with BA/DL/AA (using 787 or 767) or LGW with DY (787)? How about addi...

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by SmithAir747
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you won the lottery
Replies: 31
Views: 1321

Re: If you won the lottery

I wouldn't buy a plane... But I would fly premium class to the UK, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and other places where my craniofacial colleagues (research and medical) are, as often as possible, to work with them and keep up my professional connections whilst also enjoying where I live or visit. (BA,...

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by SmithAir747
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?
Replies: 144
Views: 23981

Re: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?

On Saturday 16 September, I flew on the inaugural Norwegian DEN-LGW (a 787-9). On Saturday 30 September I flew back from LGW-DEN on a Norwegian 787-9. What would be the registration of each of those two planes, and whose picture would have been on each tail (as Norwegian planes have pictures of nota...

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by SmithAir747
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta introduces complimentary Prosecco in International Economy
Replies: 29
Views: 6431

Re: Delta introduces complimentary Prosecco in International Economy

Prosecco tastes great...especially when mixed in equal parts with grapefruit juice! (By the way, I've never seen grapefruit juice on airlines or on cruise ships; if it were, I'd have it mixed half-and-half with prosecco.) Is there a name for that mix? It was suggested to me at a destination liquor s...

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by SmithAir747
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2191

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2017

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k115/SmithAlien/cruise%20ship%20in%20London_zpsvjsscosb.jpg On Tuesday 19 September, whilst I was in London, I was up in the Shard observatory. Looking down on the Thames, I saw this small cruise ship moored next to HMS Belfast. What ship is this, and why was it th...

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by SmithAir747
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 28725

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

Also, should FWA get FIS, I could see DY or WW trying the airport. Like SBN’s pursuit of DY, FWA has experience with less than daily leisure ULCC service by way of G4. I know people would luv WN here, but there simply isn’t terminal room at peak hours, and the only initial stations that could make ...

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by SmithAir747
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71286

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

I just looked at the May 24, 2018, IND-CDG nonstop (one way), Flight 500, at delta.com (whilst logged into my account). The fares are $2759.10 in Main Cabin (B) and $8590.10 in Delta One (C). Both fares are changeable and refundable. Flight 500 departs IND at 18:12 and arrives at CDG at 08:45 +1, fo...

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by SmithAir747
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA going all 777 at GRU
Replies: 23
Views: 3828

Re: AA going all 777 at GRU

I'm going to GRU from November 2-24, DEN-DFW-GRU on AA. I arrive in GRU on the 3rd and leave GRU on the 23 and arrive back in the US on the 24. When I booked it, the DFW-GRU was on a 787, but AA changed my flight some time ago and both the DFW-GRU and GRU-DFW legs are now on 77Ws. I wondered why, no...

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by SmithAir747
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for DEN? - Fall 2017 Edition
Replies: 10
Views: 1278

Re: What's next for DEN? - Fall 2017 Edition

I'd love to see a nonstop DEN-Australia route or two. I just got back from a trip to Perth, Australia, last week. The flight out (on 28-30 August) was AA/QF DEN-LAX-MEL-PER, and the return (on 6-7 September) was PER-SYD-LAX-DEN (QF/AA). A nonstop between DEN and somewhere in Australia would be nice....

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by SmithAir747
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?
Replies: 59
Views: 2639

Re: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?

I did it once: In January 2013, on my way back to YYC from spending the holidays with my family in FWA, I flew UA FWA-ORD-IAH-YYC, just because I had noticed this itinerary (when I was booking) had the then-new 787 on the ORD-IAH leg. I also happened to get a smashing deal on a F class ticket. So I ...

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by SmithAir747
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Replies: 31
Views: 1052

Re: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy

I attained my PhD in oral & craniofacial sciences in 2012 from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Previously, I had done a BS (1998) and MS (2001) in biology from Purdue University (at the Fort Wayne local campus). I pursued further education in biomedical science at King's Colle...

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by SmithAir747
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 223
Views: 24896

Re: DL add IND-CDG

Will IND seek future transatlantic routes (such as London) now that they have DL to CDG, or will they stop with CDG? I'm hoping for a London service one day.

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by SmithAir747
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again
Replies: 17
Views: 1646

Re: For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again

I'm in Australia right now (my first ever visit), specifically in Perth. I was introduced to Australian footy on Saturday, when I went to the Fremantle Oval (is that a cricket oval?) for the WAFL qualifying final between the South Fremantle Bulldogs and Peel Thunder. Since WAFL are a semi-pro league...

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by SmithAir747
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread Part 4
Replies: 304
Views: 25690

Re: Cruise Ship Thread Part 4

My booked cruises for 2018: 1) Star Trek: The Cruise II (5-11 January), on NCL Jade. 2nd year of the officially licensed Star Trek full-ship charter cruise. The 2017 inaugural cruise, marking Star Trek's 50th anniversary, was hosted by William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk). The upcoming cruise wil...

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by SmithAir747
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What occupation would you have if you couldn't be a pilot?
Replies: 22
Views: 976

Re: What occupation would you have if you couldn't be a pilot?

I wanted to be a pilot when I was a young boy (decades ago), but my multiple physical challenges (due to total lack of ears and poor eyesight in one eye, plus other craniofacial anomalies) meant that was out of the picture. I went on to pursue a career in medical research--focusing on craniofacial e...

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by SmithAir747
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71286

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

By the way, I meant to ask, what do you predict the DEN-FWA service might use--an RJ most likely (on UA, that is)? As for DEN nonstop TATL service, I really appreciate it! Last year (January 2016), I flew BA DEN-LHR nonstop roundtrip, on the 747 (my all-time favourite indeed). I have another trip t...

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by SmithAir747
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71286

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Small world FWA to DEN. It does feel like quite the journey to return to FWA from DEN. Regardless of O & D between FWA and DEN, they really need the flight for connections if anything. Im not a huge fan of the RJs either so I also end up on the WN from DEN-IND. Frontier and United are both on t...

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by SmithAir747
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71286

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Midwestindy I always appreciate your posts and thanks for keeping me updated on Indiana in general. I've stood on the sidelines for several years and finally felt that I needed to say something (just blabbing of course) My hometown, FWA, has had awful air service for most of my life but has been ex...

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by SmithAir747
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?
Replies: 144
Views: 23981

Re: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?

I would love to find the registrations for my first two 747s (a roundtrip TWA trip JFK-MAD, both ways on 747s).

My first 747 was TWA flight 904, JFK-MAD, 26 March 1994.
The return trip, also on a 747, was TWA flight 903, MAD-JFK, 4 April 1994.

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by SmithAir747
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 28725

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

Could the convenience, larger choice of flights and airlines, etc. at IND eventually "kill off" FWA air traffic? This year I've found it more convenient, more affordable, etc. to fly nonstop on WN to IND than fly via connections to FWA (even though FWA is my old hometown to which I travel ...

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by SmithAir747
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71286

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

I'm curious... For those of you going into or out of Fort Wayne (or northeastern Indiana), would you be more likely to choose to fly into FWA itself or into IND? What factors into the decision? I live in Denver now (and have previously lived in London, San Francisco, and Calgary since leaving Fort W...

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by SmithAir747
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 23765

Re: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017

United is operating a special flight #2704 from ORD to SFO on Friday, July 28th!!!! I just booked that flight! I'm flying on UA from DEN to ORD that afternoon, then taking that special 747-400 flight (2704) ORD-SFO, then another UA flight back to DEN that night. https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/...

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by SmithAir747
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is Norwegian Long Haul Like?
Replies: 3
Views: 485

What Is Norwegian Long Haul Like?

I'm booked on DY DEN-LGW return (departing 16 September, returning 30 September), and originally booked Low Fare+ (but recently upgraded to Premium).

What is their service like? Hard and soft product, in both regular and premium classes?

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by SmithAir747
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Christmas Creep" now extending to other holidays?
Replies: 17
Views: 948

Re: "Christmas Creep" now extending to other holidays?

In Edingburgh, there is at least one or two shops that sells Christmas decorations all year round (from the Scottish parliament building upto the castle). They get a lot of visitors during the year. Granted, there are stores that only sell Christmas decorations year round (they, of course, may atte...

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by SmithAir747
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 16516

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

FLOWN: January 2017: 1 January: AA FWA-DFW-DEN (CRJ-900 FWA-DFW, MD-90 DFW-DEN) 8 January: DL DEN-ATL-MIA (757 DEN-ATL, 737 ATL-MIA) 15 January: WN FLL-DEN (737) June 2017: 5 June: WN DEN-IND (737) 10 June: WN IND-DEN (737) 22 June: DL DEN-CVG (717) 25 June: DL CVG-DTW-DEN (CRJ-700 CVG-DTW, 757 DTW-...

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by SmithAir747
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread Part 4
Replies: 304
Views: 25690

Re: Cruise Ship Thread Part 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61nT5h6XIrs

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Here's the original video of the cancelled Carnival Pinnacle project, from the shipyard Fincantieri itself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61nT5h6XIrs

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by SmithAir747
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread Part 4
Replies: 304
Views: 25690

Re: Cruise Ship Thread Part 4

I'm taking the plunge and planning my dream cruise--the Cunard Queen Mary 2 transatlantic crossing from New York City to Southampton, for next summer (2018). Is any one summer month (June, July, or August 2018) the best for taking the voyage? I'll be booking within the next few days, so your help an...

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by SmithAir747
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest cities not served by WN
Replies: 107
Views: 12678

Re: Largest cities not served by WN

In my old home state of Indiana, the only city served by WN is IND. Indiana's second largest city, Fort Wayne (FWA), which is my old hometown, is not served by WN--it's served only by regional affiliates of UA, DL, and AA, as well as G4. Perhaps FWA is considered too small for WN service? My last tr...

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by SmithAir747
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest VS Spirit (Low Cost VS Ultra Low Cost)
Replies: 79
Views: 12205

Re: Southwest VS Spirit (Low Cost VS Ultra Low Cost)

I have actually found WN to be better for some of my trips than the legacies, as WN offer 2 free bags and no change fees. Last week I flew DEN-IND nonstop roundtrip. Originally I was only going to be in Indianapolis, and my trip was originally 5-8 June. But the week before I left on the trip, I exte...

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by SmithAir747
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in London
Replies: 192
Views: 6446

Re: Terrorist attack in London

These recent terror attacks happened in one of my favourite (and most frequented) areas of London--London Bridge and Borough Market. When I was a student at King's College London, Guy's Hospital campus at London Bridge (2004-2007), I used to walk daily from Russell Square (where my hall was) to Lond...

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by SmithAir747
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cunard/Queen Mary transatlantic
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Cunard/Queen Mary transatlantic

I'm seriously considering doing this in a few years (next year or so). I have lived in London before, and have travelled there often, for studies and for my craniofacial research work. My last trip there was in January 2016 (BA nonstop DEN-LHR), and my next trip is scheduled for September this year ...

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by SmithAir747
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71286

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

I was just in Indianapolis last week (on a trip visiting both Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, both former hometowns of my childhood). I've flown in and out of IND several times since 1993, and the first time I saw the new terminal was in September 2014 on a trip to Fort Wayne. This time, I got to see m...

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by SmithAir747
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 182
Views: 20937

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW

I'm booked on the inaugural Norwegian DEN-LGW service, 16 September, and returning on 23 September. I initially booked LowFare+, but later upgraded it to Premium both ways.

Have any of you flown Norwegian transatlantic to/from the US?

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by SmithAir747
Mon May 22, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 83
Views: 8009

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

Fort Wayne, IN, has 250,000 population (about 400,000 MSA), and is served by 2 airports: Fort Wayne International (FWA) for airline service (G4, AA, UA, DL) and Smith Field (SMD) for GA aircraft. SmithAir747 Also in FWA's catchment area: Warsaw (ASW), population 14,280 and home to bizjets for Zimme...

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by SmithAir747
Fri May 19, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 83
Views: 8009

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

Fort Wayne, IN, has 250,000 population (about 400,000 MSA), and is served by 2 airports: Fort Wayne International (FWA) for airline service (G4, AA, UA, DL) and Smith Field (SMD) for GA aircraft.

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by SmithAir747
Wed May 17, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Calculated Misery" - A concept for airlines to make profit by selling higher quality products or services
Replies: 55
Views: 7801

Re: "Calculated Misery" - A concept for airlines to make profit by selling higher quality products or services

Years ago, I read about a very early form of "calculated misery"--back when the passenger railways began in England in the 1830s, there were third-class carriages with bench seats and no roof (basically, open goods wagons with seats). I read that the aim of this was to make the experience ...

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